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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet is not capturing radio types
Date:17:45:59 06/10/2011

> Our old kismet scanner running on Ubuntu captured and reported radio types such as 802.11a/b/g. We've since upgraded to an ALFA 802.11a/b/g/n USB NIC and running kismet on Backtrack 5R1. Everything is working as it should, except for recording radio type.
> Does kismet still support this? Is it an issue with the network card or drivers?

What do you mean by radio type? b/g/n/etc? That's dependent on the data provided in the per-packet local headers, which I don't think is very reliably populated in radiotap. Taking a quick glance I'm seeing some b/g identifiers for channel type reported by an intel card, but it's on an 11n network.

I'll add looking at that back into my list of things to do, it may be possible to get some speed breakdowns at least by the channel type reported.

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